Divers Sweep Day 2 at Art Adamson Invitational
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – LSU Divers sweep day 2 of the Art Adamson Invitational with wins by Sean McKinney on the 3-meter and Alex Bettridge on the 1-meter. McKinney’s score of 415.75 is the new program record on the 3-meter springboard and a personal best.
With one day left, the Lady Tigers are in third place with 456 points and the men’s team is in second place with 562.5 points.
“I couldn’t be happier about today,” LSU diving coach Doug Shaffer said. “We had athletes put themselves in position to win and they rose to the occasion. We’re focusing on day three now and we’re taking it one day at a time. Alex (Bettridge) had a personal best in the preliminaries and then almost duplicated it in the finals. Sean (McKinney) also put together the best performance of his career in a challenging situation.”
The swimming side began with LSU’s 200 medley relay women’s team finishing fifth with a time of 1:40.43. The men went on to place third finish with a time of 1:29.09.
For the women, Sophie Weber finished fourth (4:15.61) and Kara Kopcso finished fifth (4:16.86) in the 400 IM. Both times were enough to crack the top-10 all time in LSU swimming history. Weber’s is good enough for fifth and Kopcso’s is enough for seventh.
Frank Greeff touched the wall second in the 100 fly with a time of 47.27. In the 200 freestyle, Greeff finished fifth with a mark of 1:38.65.
Michael Young touched the wall fourth in the championship final of the 100 backstroke with a mark of 48.25.
Megan Cox improved her place in LSU swimming history. In the 200 freestyle, Cox finished sixth with a time of 1:47.37 which is fourth all-time.
Torrey Bussey grabbed first (1:02.02), Colleen O’Neil touched the wall second (1:02.63) and Taryn MacKenzie finished third (1:03.23) in the consolation final of the 100 breaststroke. O’Neil’s time is now fifth all-time in LSU swimming history.
In the consolation final of the women’s 100 butterfly, junior Amber Carter touched the wall first with a time of 54.11.
Sophie Weber‘s time of 55.61 in the consolation final of the 100 backstroke is 10th all-time in LSU swimming history.
Freshman Brandon Goldman took first in the 400 IM consolation final with a time of 3:57.28. It’s number 10 all-time in LSU swimming history.
Live stats will once again be available at: http://www.aggieathletics.com/fls/27300/livestats/swimming/ArtAdamson2013/index.htm and dive meets.com.
Live video will be available at: http://www.aggieathletics.com/mediaPortal/player.dbml?catid=0&id=1044691&db_oem_id=27300.
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ORDER OF EVENTS
Women events are odd numbers and men events are even numbers
29/30: 1650 Freestyle
31/32: 200 Backstroke
33/34: 100 Freestyle
35/36: 200 Breaststroke
37/38: 200 Butterfly
39/40: Platform Diving
41/42: 400 Freestyle Relay
Swimming Prelims: 9:30 a.m.
Diving Prelims: 1:00 p.m.
Swimming and Diving Finals in event order: 4:30 p.m.